Degrees and Certifications:
English Bachelor of Arts, Texas State University Post-graduate 8-12 teaching certification AP and GT certified
Mr. Matthew Ramirez
As a former graduate of Samuel Clemens High School, it is an honor and a privilege to represent my alma mater and continue the storied legacy of the mighty Buffaloes!
Mr. Ramirez studied English at Texas State University, graduating summa cum laude in 2010. He brings an artistic background to teaching, having been an artist and worked as a local actor in Austin. Getting to see the beauty of art in the written form is his passion.
He started his first year at Clemens back in 2011 and since he has developed a strong working relationship with the staff and the students. He has taught everything from Freshman to AP English 4 (for 3 years). He brings a love and a vast knowledge of literature, its history, and its power to help our critical thinking. This passion translates to writing instruction as well. As a writer himself, he works to build these writing skills with students, often times writing along with them.
Additionally, he is a sponsor of Students for a Peaceful Society! You can find more info about this club on this website. This club has become a staple of Clemens with their community service and school events.